Planning a System Center 2012 - DPM Deployment
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
Before beginning to deploy System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) there are a number of planning steps you should complete.
Plan for DPM server deployment—Decide how you’ll deploy DPM servers—This includes the number of servers and their location, and the SQL Server database used by DPM.
Plan for data storage—Determine the storage requirements you’ll need to store replicas and recovery point for protected workloads.
Plan for data and workload protection—Decide what workloads and applications you want to protect, plan for protection groups, and for backup and recovery.
Plan for DPM security—Understand DPM security considerations, and learn about antivirus and firewall requirements, and the permissions model.
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